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ICON Charities handed over Mar Elias 1st installment for Chickamagalur church

ABU DHABI: Due to the blessings and prayers of Yakoob Mar Elias, Brahmavar Diocese Metropolitan, work on the construction of St George Orthodox Syrian Church, Karugundha, in Chickmagalur district, Karnataka is progressing well.

On October 21, 2011, the first installment of Rs 3 lakh raised by ICON Charities for the construction of the church was handed over to the Diocesan Metropolitan Yakoob Mar Elias by ICON volunteers at a simple function held in Abu Dhabi.

The church in Karungundha falls under the newly-formed Brahmavar Diocese and had been severely strapped for funds to complete the project.

The Metropolitan acknowledged the splendid work being carried out by ICON Charities and complimented all the volunteers and contributors in this regard. His Grace also requested for continuous prayers by everybody for the diocese progress.

Further, about INR 7 lakh is required towards its completion and parsonage work.

Recently OCYM-Abu Dhabi along with the Metropolitan prepared kappa biriyani and raised funds for the church. The youth of the church worked hard and each of them contributed towards its success under the supervision of Mar Elias.

The consecration ceremony is being planned to be held in well planned simple ceremony so that Orthodox people from various parts of the world can attend.

Those willing to contribute can get in touch with Rev Fr Sunil Achan, the vicar, a dynamic young priest from Nagpur Seminary. His mobile contact is: +91-9731150920.

Those willing to contribute directly can do so using any of the following accounts:
(1)State Bank of Mysore, Narasimha Raja Pura Branch
Account holder name: Vicar, St. George Orthodox Syrian Church
Acct #: 54028384336 IFSC Code: SBMY 0040148
(2)Syndicate Bank, Muthinaoppa Branch
Account holder name: Vicar, St. George Orthodox Syrian Church
Acct #: 09132200039432 IFSC Code: SYNB 0000913